Monday, March 5, 2012
Everyone is allowed at least one Guilty Pleasure. My largest one is Romance Novels. I can't stop reading them. My next one is Faeries. I love everything about them. I used to run around my living room with wings on my back wishing I would become one. Ever since then I have loved all novels about them. There is something about that level of fantasy meets mortal world that just gives me shivers. So I couldn't pick just one book to cover this week!
First off is Wings by Aprilynne Pike. This book is beautiful. The way she portrays the land of the Fay is just breathtaking. Laurels battle between her Human world and the Faerie World she came from is much like the classic teenagers inner battle between the child they once were and the adult they are becoming...epic. But Aprilynne Pike makes me wish this world was real and alive, and that somehow I was given the honor to protect it like Laurel must. Bravo Miss Pike. Bravo.
Next is Iron King by Julie Kagawa. I am sucker for detail, and when Julie Kagawa described the world that main character and 'faery' Meghan Chase finds herself is intricate, alluring, and classy. Although the best character of all is Puck. Trust me and read this book and make sure you have a copy of A Midsummer Night's Dream handy, you will need it!
Last but not least is the most recent book I have read. The Faerie Path by Frewin Jones. There was something special about this book, although being not what I normally like in a book. I am all for a heroine that can stand her ground and is not a damsel in distress. If I had to describe this book in one word it would be...Betrayal. Goodness there was so much of it. I was sitting on my couch and my boyfriend kept hearing me *gasp* and proceeded to keep checking up on me to make sure I was ok. This book was nerd heroin. I read it in a day and was left shaking my fist in the air as it left me wanting more. Luckily there are now 6 books in the series and I can feed my Faerie hunger some more!!